W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is happy to announce that our agency is the recipient of a grant from the Verizon Foundation for “Prevention Services.” This grant will aid W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in its mission to end domestic violence by funding critical anti-violence programs for youth and families.
We know that abuse is learned behavior. Unfortunately, it is often learned at an early age. The good news is that with careful attention, violence can also be “unlearned.” For this reason, anti-violence has become a core message throughout W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s prevention programs.
Each service provided by W.O.M.A.N., Inc. serves to interrupt the cycle of violence. Children’s Support Group at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. offers a safe, nurturing space for children to heal from the effects of domestic violence and to gain the tools needed to create peaceful relationships. Additionally, family therapy at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. addresses parenting skills and healthy relationship-building. This decreases the likelihood of these children and teens engaging in violent relationships as they enter adulthood. Outreach programs to schools help youth learn alternatives to violence in all kinds of relationships.
Thanks to the generosity of the Verizon Foundation, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is eagerly planning for the expansion and improvement of key services. Anti-violence curriculum for youth will be incorporated not only into peer groups, but into therapy sessions, peer counseling, and all services that reach children at W.O.M.A.N., Inc..